War Thunder gets Oculus Rift support

PC version of Gaijin Entertainment's World War II military flight combat MMO will support virtual reality tech.

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The PC version of Gaijin Entertainment's World War II military flight combat MMO War Thunder will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the developer announced today.

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"The Oculus Rift is probably the most innovative technological advancement to grace the gaming industry in many years and we are going to take advantage of it," executive producer Pavel Kulikov said in a statement.

The PC version of War Thunder is currently in open beta and has over 2 million registered players. Currently, Oculus Rift is available only to those with development kits. Public release and pricing information has not yet been announced.

"When you take off and you look down at the Cliffs of Dover, you can actually believe that they are below you while flying high in your aircraft," said senior programmer Alexandr Polyakov.

Asked if the recently announced PlayStation 4 version of War Thunder may support Oculus Rift, a Gaijin Entertainment representative told GameSpot that PC is the only compatible platform, "for now, at least."

Oculus VR recently raised $16 million in venture capital funding to "accelerate" development of the virtual reality technology.

War Thunder is also in development for iOS and Android platforms. Gamers interested in trying out the title can download the War Thunder open beta from the game's website today.

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